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Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Education Quality
88
Cost Of Living
84
Climate
90
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School says

We are a small, nurturing environment for adolescents; a place where high expectations, excellent academic practices and dedicated faculty provide differentiated instruction to students. Our mission is to work with families to prepare each student academically, emotionally, intellectually and socially to succeed in college and beyond. Our unique internship program allows students to take advantage of partnerships with New York City organizations and businesses. Consider our school if you strive to become a skilled problem-solver and effective communicator, adventurous and willing to take intellectual risks, and an active and positive contributor to the school and local community.

Curriculum

Expeditionary Learning Curriculum, Work-study Internships, Crew Advisory (12-15 students work with a staff member to receive leadership development, college prep and community building), intensive mini-courses to explore student's area of interest; additional AP Courses as we expand

Program Overview

Students participate in interdisciplinary learning across all subject areas.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

Transportation

Buses: BX11, BX18, BX3, BX35, BX36, BX7, M101, M3, M4, M5, M98

Trains: 1, A to 181st St

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to District 6 students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to District 6 students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

Test Scores

1174 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 395
SAT Verbal 380
SAT Writing 399

NYC Report Card

A
Environment
A
Progress
B
Performance
A
Overall Score
C
College and Career Readiness
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 602
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 81
7 82
8 81
9 88
10 104
11 89
12 76
Ungraded 1

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 56% Male / 44% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

92% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 0%
Hispanic/Latino 97%
Black or African American 3%
Bullying

There were 16 incidents of bullying last year at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, which equals 0.0305 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Academic Tutoring, Aerobics, Band, Baseball, Basketball, College Trips, Community Service Projects, Drama, Homework Help, School Newspaper, Student Government and Planning Committee, Track, Yearbook; Club offerings will expand based on school growth and student interest.
  • Band
  • Community Service
  • Drama Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
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